Waiting: Part II

Josh is having an unusually self-directed morning. He has been rolling around on the floor in just his diaper for the past 45 minutes (he seems to enjoy floor time so much more when he isn’t constrained by the heavy winter clothes he is usually wearing). Not sure how long it will last, but hopefully it will provide me enough time to write a post-script to my last post.

First, I want to comment that, as I adjust to being home with Josh, at least part-time once school starts up again, there is a balance–lest I should be caught in a “grass was greener” mentality. When I was working full-time, I certainly hated having to get up and get going in the morning as I like to ease into the day slowly, over a cup of green tea, with time for reading, writing, prayer, or just quiet meditation. And now, I get that everyday–although the writing and reading might not happen that regularly, as I am often joined by a baby. Chris, however, has started to get up with Josh from 6-7 am, so that I can have some alone time. One of these days, I am sure Josh will finally sleep past 7 am (Ethan didn’t sleep in until he was about 9 years old).

Second, as to waiting, I wanted to note that my Aunt Gretchen, who is also my godmother and a most wonderful person, sent me her daily calendar verse for the day Josh was born (Sept. 11th) this past year, upon learning of Josh’s hearing issues–along with an encouraging message. I have left this verse posted on our ice box for the past four months. It gives me peace every time I see it (which is at least 10 times/day). The verse is as follows:

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage; and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 27: 14.

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